Whether it is your family whose bloodlines you share or your family whose spirituality connects you always look for ways to strength your love and respect, to support another with words, a hug (20 second hugs release good endorphins making both people feeling better and happier), or just sitting beside them – face to face or virtually.
If not for my spiritual family I would not have made it through the first two years after my mom’s spirit crossed. My bloodline family, except for my children, grandchildren, and one second cousin, went back to us rarely talking. My love and devotion to my coven and the rest of my spiritual family should never be in question no matter what may happen they are my brothers and sisters the Great Mother and Father brought into my life for a reason. To the Great Mother and Father I am grateful beyond having words to use to give them the thanks and gratitude my heart holds for their gift to me.
My dear brothers and sisters know I am only an email away if there is ever anything I can do, even if it is just to listen to you vent about home, and family, work, the state of the world or how most people use and abuse Mother Earth and many if not all things living upon, under, and over her instead of in harmony with all living things.
Blessed be dear ones.
I will be posting more information about the timing of spells next week. Besides the Moon phases, there are more ways to time a spell so it has more power which means it will usually come to fruition sooner.
Blessed be brothers and sisters.
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During any type of magickal workings there is energy that is unused to complete it. This energy, especially if it is allowed to build up over time can cause minor or major problems usually with electronic devices. So grounding the extra energy every single time you do a spell and/or ritual whether you are doing inside or outside of a sacred circle must be grounded to Mother Earth. She should be told the energy is here to use however it will help her. You should also do this anytime you cast a circle for any reason.
To ground the excess energy raise your hands palm facing downward, as far as you can than slowly bring them down until you touch the ground of outside of the floor inside. If you cannot bring your hand all the way down bring them.as close to the ground or floor as you can and then imagine the energy being pushed down from that level into Mother Earth.
Wether you are working alone as a Solitary or in a Coven this is a very important piece of the spell.and/or ritual to especially when I’m your home.
I have a sister who had practiced for a few years grounding the extra energy only when she felt like it which was not that often. One day many years ago we were talking about witch stuff and she was explaining some problems she was having with the lights on her altar along with the fact her desktop computer, which was in the same room wasn’t working right at all and no scans could find anything wrong. After explaining the importance of grounding she did a major grounding of the built up excess energy over the years including grounding herself. The next day her computer and lights in the room started working right again.
When I forget to ground excess energy, we all can for her sometimes, after doing a quick spell in my den which is also the room I use as my sacred space/altar room, it builds up and starts blowing up light bulbs somewhere in my home. So try not to let this happen very often, replacing light bulbs can be expensive…lol Even after lighting and putting out an empowered I ground this excess energy. I have a healing candle that I normally light daily to help with my fibromyalgia pain, so I ground excess energy almost every day. Yes sometime I for get to do it after I put the candle out and if I have not done anything else like a spell, ritual of a circle for some reason it does not cause me a problem but if I do not ground the excess energy after lighting the candle two days it will cause some type of electrical problem in my, as I really refer to it, witch cave, will.happen or in the bathroom that you enter into through my witch cave.
Besides feeding your intention in to your the other very important thing is to always ground excess energy as soon as your magical work is done. If you are working in a circle ground the excess energy before opening the circle.
Copyright Lady Beltane 2019
Understanding the meaning of a lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and a lunar eclipse can only occur on a Full Moon, a very special Full Moon. You can understand the power of a lunar eclipse with this parallel, if a Solar eclipse challenges your logic and your authority in your life a lunar eclipse will challenge your emotional readiness for a change. During a lunar eclipse a witch will face his/her insecurity, you must not only be able to imagine that a change can occur and what will this change bring but you must also have the willpower to proclaim: “I am ready and perfectly prepared for this change and I will make it happen”. A lunar eclipse is the perfect timing to face the past and find out the roots of your fears/insecurities, how they are linked to you, your emotions and your current state of being. To that personal journey you are advised to seek the guidance of your allies: angels, fairies, ghosts of loved ones, your higher self, the God(s) that will help you in your quest for truth and the time of the eclipse is perfect for that as it will allow you to contact ‘other worlds” and “other states of being”.
Spellcasting during an eclipse
As a piece of advice never try spellcasting during an eclipse, unless you are very well prepared for this. Not only natural powers run loose and you will find difficult to ground them but the outcome of your spells cannot easily be predicted. It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse and is certainly not advised for beginners. An alternative to spellcasting can be contemplation and meditation on what you have experienced so far in your life. In addition, it is a good time to honour yourself, the Gods and beings of other worlds.
To take it one step further you may wish to initiate a contact with the Divine Forces.
I will use Fairies as an example as they are the beings that I have most experience working
with during my life. So during an eclipse you can establish your first connection with the Fairies
. Be aware that you must know well why you want to contact fairies and please bear in mind that curiosity is not a good reason. For all of you who are interested about the Fairies
I will prepare a series of articles about them however I am facing some major life changes at the moment and my time is limited (you can blame the eclipses for that :-). In case you want more information about the Fairies you can always contact the Greek Alchemist who will pass the message to me.
To read the rest of this informative article and about Solar Eclipse magic please click on this link: http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2012/06/nature-of-eclipse-magic-and-spells.html
As a fairly new Witch I’ve been trying to think of clever ways to memorize all of the different magickal correspondences I come in contact with every day. A way to invite Magick into my life even when I’m not feeling particularly magickal.
So every time I add an herb or spice I will recite its correspondences. In this case a dear friend gave me some banana bread which I added cinnamon to, because life just needs more cinnamon. As I was sprinkling this beautiful spice I rattled off it’s magickal aspects such as its element is fire and it promotes luck, love, power, protection and so on, now those are some exciting Magickal ingredients to power up your day.
To view more exciting correspondences of Cinnamon check out the link.
Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,
(From Hearth & Home Witchery)
1. Write your birth-sign on a small stone in permanent pen
2. In a large flower pot, place the stone at the bottom.
3. Plant a marigold on top, placing seven stones around the plant.
As you work, chant:
“Sing me the song of seasons
Show me the sun’s delight
Open my heart for you radiance
Lead me towards the light”
The marigold is the flower of endurance that always
turns its face toward the sun, following its path
through the sky. This ritual will give you endurance.
Wondering about the hows and whys of magic? Today we’re going to take a look at some basic techniques such as grounding and shielding, as well as what makes magic effective, why some people don’t bother with it, and the simplest way to craft your own spell.
How To Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material. Whatever your reasons, it’s not as hard as you may think to write your own spells if you follow this very simple formula.
To read the rest of this article please click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/magicandspellwork/ht/Write_a_Spell.htm?utm_content=20160216&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_paganwiccan&utm_term=list_paganwiccan
I was looking on Piterest for something interesting to post for today but there were to many to choose from. SO instead here is the hyperlink to Pinterest for the search word Beltane: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=beltane&term_meta%5B%5D=beltane%7Ctyped
I hope you find something on here you can use and/or just enjoy reading. Remember a lot of the posting when opned up have a button to click on to take you to the website the pin is originally from.
If you would like to follow some of the boards on Pinterest here’s the link tothe page https://www.pinterest.com/ladybletane/
There are some interesting things I have found on there, examples of spells, word definitions, and assorted other stuff, but will not copy and post onto COven Life website because of copyright restrictions.